AA@DFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 397 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4087 times:
CNN now reporting that the SQ 744 took off at 11:18 local time, witnesses said that it could have been windshear as it fell back down to the runway, slammed into a China Airlines jet on the ground, it then exploded on the runway. Footage should be available at CNN soon. They believe that the windshear could have been related to the typhoon that is just off the coast... wind and rain fall was significant at the airport. More later.
Skybutt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4050 times:
Some more news~~
THe SQ flt006 was carrying about 130 passengers and 20 crews to LAX, and the CI a/c was empty, injuries were not yet reported~
ANd China Airlines in HKG rejected the news of being involved in a accident in TPE...maybe they haven't go tthe news yet~~!
AKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2101 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4010 times:
Looks like the weather played a part:
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A Singapore Airlines jetliner bound for Los Angeles crashed Tuesday night after taking off in a storm, a Taiwanese official said. It was not immediately known how many people were on board.
From the Kyoto news service:
TAIPEI, Nov. 1 (Oct. 31) - A Singapore Airlines jet bound for Los Angeles crashed shortly after takeoff from Taipei international airport Tuesday night and was engulfed in flames, Taiwan television report said.
The jet, which was carrying about 180 crew members and passengers, reportedly crashed at 11:18 p.m.
Jiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3965 times:
The fire that caught SIA B744 died down. 159 Passengers and 20 crews on board SQ 006 were sent to the near by hospital.
The jet take-offs during the typhoon "XiangSang" (means elephant in Thai) approcahing Taiwan, packing wind gusts up to 160kph. flights from Kaohsiung all suspended. So this accident may be due to the wind factor and made the 744 out of control and hit one of the China Airlines jet.